IPL 2021 New Franchise:
Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) inspects the expansion of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021), one thing is certain now that Ahmedabad will be included in the IPL whoever the others added or not. The names of Lucknow, Kanpur, and Pune will only come for discussion if the BCCI decides to increase more than one team for IPL 2021. The BCCI will call for Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the mid of December to finalize on the IPL team expansion. However, the next season of Indian Premier League will be held in India and the time it takes will be around 4 months from now.
The franchises are mostly relying on the idea of having a Mega-Auctions (Full-fledged player auctions) for the next season. Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are in favour of Mega auctions while Delhi Capitals (DC), Mumbai Indians (MI), Rajasthan Royals (RR), and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have settled squads and may oppose that move.
According to the Mumbai Mirror, Adani Group owned by Gautam Adani and Sanjeev Goenka Group are keen to buy a new IPL team. Moreover, Adani’s in past have openly declared their interest in owning a new IPL team. With Ahmedabad now boasting of the biggest Cricket Stadium in the country, their interest will grow numerously.
Also, Goenka had owned IPL team in the past as an owner of Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) for two years and will go with a new IPL franchise when BCCI comes out with tender.
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Meanwhile, BCCI is yet to officially announce how and when the tenders for the new IPL team will be released. In case BCCI goes ahead with their plans, they will also have to have to prepare themselves for the mega auctions for IPL 2021. According to the reports, BCCI has informed the teams that the decision in regard to the new team and Mega-Auctions will be taken by the 2nd week of December.
Mumbai Indians clinched the historical by defeating Delhi Capitals, who reached the IPL finals for the very first time. In the League, Dhoni-led CSK even couldn't reach the playoffs for the first time in IPL history, so they want to form a new team for the IPL 2021. Due to which CSK will benefit the most as it will be likely to change the entire squads for the next season while other teams oppose it.
After the failure of IPL 2020, one team which is desperate to rebuild itself that is MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings(CSK). Even Dhoni during the post-match interview after playing the last league game of this edition of IPL 2020 stated that rebuilding the team will depend on what decision BCCI takes for the next player's auction.
“WE HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT BCCI DECIDE ON THE NEXT SEASON’S PLAYER AUCTIONS”, DHONI HAD SAID IN REPLY TO CSK’S REBUILDING PLANS FOR IPL 2021.
“Time constraints are there but the full auction will be in the interest of everyone. IPL Governing Council will formally decide on this in next 3 - 4 weeks and communicate to everyone concerned”, said the BCCI source.